The World’s Best Porridge

The World’s Best Porridge

Most porridge is bland, but this one is incredible. I eat it almost every day, even during heat waves. I bet it's amongst the world's best.

I like to claim this recipe as my own. 'Pete's Porridge' has a lovely ring to it. But you shouldn't refer to it as 'Pete's Porridge'. My girlfriend Marleen deserves all the credit. She created it, and it's her recipe, so we should refer to it by its correct name: 'Marleen's Porridge'.

It's unfortunate that 'Pete's Porridge' sounds more memorable. Very unfortunate indeed. But, I trust you'll refer to the recipe by the correct name.

Recipe for the world’s best porridge. Serving for one person.

1) In a pot (5mins cooking time)


  • 1 apple
  • 30 ml water
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon


  • Cut 1 apple into small pieces. (Discard the core)
  • Put in a small amount of water (Approx 30ml, but the amount isn’t too important)
  • Put a lid on the pot and heat (so the water is simmering)
  • After 3 minutes, sprinkle some cinnamon on top and mix
  • Leave to cook for a further 2 minutes, or until the apples are suitably soft

2) In a bowl (2mins cooking time)


  • 2 handfuls thin-rolled oats (ca. 40g)
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I use vegan vanilla protein powder)
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/2 banana mushed
  • Add as much oat milk (or any other milk) so that you have a creamy consistency


  • Mix the above in a bowl
  • Put in a microwave for around 2 minutes or heat up in a pot

3) Toppings


  • 1 tbsp granola
  • 1 handful blueberries
  • 1 handful raspberries
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs
  • 1 dried apricot (ideally no-sulphur) (cut into pieces)
  • 1 medjool date (cut into pieces)
  • 1.5 tsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp yogurt (we prefer vegan skyr, eg. Alpro)
  • 1 small piece dark chocolate


  • Take the bowl out of the microwave
  • Place the piece of dark chocolate into the centre of the bowl and press it down into the porridge. (This will give you a central core of melted chocolate!)
  • Add the apple pieces on top
  • Add all other toppings (feel free to vary the toppings however you want)
  • That’s it. Enjoy!
If you upload a photo of your creation to instagram, feel free to tag @lillie_marleen
Here’s one we made earlier! 🥣
Here’s one we made earlier! 🥣